Enter Transactions screen - Check summary memos

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Use Check summary memo transactions to create one-sided credit distributions that offset checks and payments. The application calculates the amount required to offset any printed and handwritten checks and any payments for the selected bank account, journal, and posting period and enters that amount in the Amount field. The application automatically calculates the transaction amount based on the amounts of the checks and payments included in the Distributions tab. The Check summary memo will create a balancing entry that summarizes cash similar to Creative Solutions Accounting (CSA).

You can use check summary memos to group checks and payments to display the credit distribution as a summary for a particular bank account, journal, and posting period on transaction-based reports, such as the General Ledger report, instead of displaying the checks and payments individually on the reports. See Enter Transactions - Check Summary Memo example.

Choose Actions > Enter Transactions, select Check summary memo from the Type drop-down list.


  • The Enter Transactions screen must be in Journal data-entry mode (as set up in the Enter Transactions Options dialog) in order to create check summary memos. The Check summary memo type will not be available if the Enter Transactions screen is in Bank Account mode.
  • You cannot create a check summary memo for checks that were converted from Creative Solutions Accounting (CSA).

Tabbed pages in this screen

View detailed information about the transactions that are being offset by the check summary memo in this tabbed page. You cannot modify the transaction information in any cells, but you can delete entire rows for any checks or payments you do not want to include in the check summary memo.

Enter miscellaneous information that may be helpful when you are reviewing this check summary memo transaction. If you enter any information in this tab, the application displays an icon in the Notes Note icon column for the transaction.

This tab displays the date and time that an action was taken on the this check memo transaction and the ID and name of the staff person who took the action.

Fields & buttons

Enter the reference number for check summary memo.

(Required) Enter the transaction date.

Enter a description for the check summary memo.

Displays the transaction amount, which is the sum of all printed and handwritten checks and all payments for the selected bank account. You cannot modify the amount in this field.

Related topics

Entering or modifying accounting transactions

Potential reasons that certain transactions are not available to be modified

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